Saturday, January 31, 2015

#WIN an #HP Touchscreen Laptop!

Introducing the most exciting giveaway of the season! Who is in need of a new laptop? I'm guessing a good majority of you would love to win this for yourself or your child! Now is your chance to enter! 

 There are 2 ways to win, so be sure to read everything! 

Good Luck!!

Win an HP Touchscreen Laptop ~ $750 value (Enter Daily, Thru 12/22) | Sponsored by BuyDig.

This HP Pavilion Touch Smart Laptop provides all of the benefits of desktop, with the portability of a notebook computer. You don?t have to give up performance to be mobile, and now you don?t have to pay more either! Check it out at! I highly recommend them, as well as this laptop. It would make a great gift! For further info read the HP Pavillion TouchSmart review! Get the best deal on an HP Pavilion Touch Smart Laptop at! The price is SO low ? you?ll actually need to add it to your cart to see the price., a site devoted to finding the lowest prices on consumer electronics, lists as the lowest price on the internet! Looking for a computer? Check out extensive selection of computers, laptops, 2 in 1?s, and tablets, including the HP Pavilion Touch Smart we?re giving away! Then head on over to enter and win!

Two ways to win!


1. #DigMyOrder ~ Winner every week!

On Twitter? Purchase between November 10th and January 20th, follow @BuyDig, tweet your order number and a brief description of your purchase, include the hash tag #DigMyOrder, and will automatically enter you in a weekly contest to receive a full refund on your order of up to $500.00! Looking for a laptop? Check out extensive selection of computers, laptops, 2 in 1?s, and tablets, including the HP Pavilion Touch Smart that we?re giving away!  

2. Win an HP Touchscreen Laptop from us!

Through December 22, enter every day for your chance to win a HP Pavilion Touch Smart Laptop from! The entry form is located below, and can also be found on every participating blog. Check them out for more chances to win! Except for selecting a product that you would like to own and leaving comment, all the other methods of entry are 100% optional (but are strongly encouraged - it?s a $750 laptop, guys!) It only takes one entry to win, but the more entries you complete ? the better your chances! Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway Terms: Winner will be chosen randomly on 12/22/14 and notified using the email given at registration. Winner must contact us within 48 hours (by Wednesday night - 12/24, 11:59 pm Central) to claim their prize, by sending an email. Failure to claim prize will result in forfeiting prize and another winner will be chosen and contacted, and will have 48 hours to respond. This will take place until a winner confirms. This randomly drawn sweepstakes is sponsored by Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of This contest is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or Google+. Entering to win means you agree with these terms and release any liability regarding these rules. This giveaway is in accordance with FTC guidelines. Good luck!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Best Buy is your destination for the newest gifts and the best prices! @BestBuy #HintingSeason

Have you ever took a gander at what Best Buy has to offer lately ? They have EVERYTHING and the most competitive prices. Especially during the Holidays. I know many of you are last minute shoppers. So am I and I know the thrill of good deals you can get around this time! Best buy has the best service from employees too. They're truly knowledgeable and friendly to boot, so you won't be lost when you're looking for something.

Right now Best buy is offering FREE 2-day shipping on thousands of items, so take advantage of that if you can't get into the store!

Here are the top Christmas gifts on my list this Holiday and here's why they should be on yours:

Gamers, the latest X-box one is something you want. Aside from it's beautifully sleek black design, it is the best console on the market for many other reasons. 
Every heavy and devoted gamer I know has one of these bad boys.  If you are always into the next best thing in gaming graphics and overall performance, you want this console! If you are a first time gamer and want the best there is, you also want this console!
 I am not a big gamer, but this is something on my list, because there are a ton of games I do want to try, like HALO, and it can do so much more than gaming. It also streams almost anything! From tv shows to movies.All media is at your fingertips. It is not just a console. You are paying for two different things in one. 
Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. With the best exclusive titles (Halo, Sunset Overdrive), the biggest blockbusters (Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty) the hottest sports franchises (Madden 15, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15) and top family titles (Fantasia: Music Evolved, Just Dance 15, Skylanders) Xbox One takes gaming to a whole new level.

Do you or someone you know, want quality speakers, with clear sound, noise cancellation and deep bass and the no muss no fuss of wireless connectivity? Do you want quality head phones with that?   How bout everything blue tooth enabled ? Then consider the JBL line.
JBL Charge 2- Between the twin passive radiators for deep bass, the massive 6000mAh battery and the hands-free conference speakerphone the key benefit is the Bluetooth Social Mode which allows up to three different users to take their turns to play their own playlists on a single speaker.
JBL Flip 2- Aside from the dual performance-tuned JBL drivers and a built-in bass port, the key benefit of the JBL Flip 2 is the SoundClear echo and noise cancellation combined with the state-of the art microphone system to pick up calls on the speaker.
JBL Reflect Earbud headphones-  Sweat proof ergonomic design.  With a 5 hour rechargeable battery and a reach of about 40 feet, the JBL Reflect BT’s key benefit is the design of the ergonomic eartips along with the built-in magnets which keep your buds on standby without loose cables.

These GOS systems are th best on the market. Featuring bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, traffic and weather updates.  Lane assist, Lifetime traffic and map updates, voice recognition technology and more. It has it all to prevent you from ever getting lost again. It's your own talking personalized map. 
·         Garmin 52LM
o   5.0” display
o   Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1
o   Lane assist with junction view
o   Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time
o   Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest
o   Spoken turn-by-turn directions

         Garmin 2597LMT 
o   5.0” display
o   Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1
o   Lane assist with junction view
o   Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time
o   Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest
o   Spoken turn-by-turn directions

        TomTom Go 50s 
  • Lifetime TomTom Traffic: Drive with TomTom Traffic for the lifetime of your device
  • Lifetime Maps (US, Canada, Mexico): Always drive with the latest map
  • 3D Maps. See buildings and landmarks in stunning 3D
  • 5" touchscreen with advanced lane guidance
These gifts would be perfect for the person who gets lost a lot, the beginning gamer or the gamer that wants more out of their console, the music guru who wants superior sound quality and the convenience of blue tooth technology. So if you are pondering what to get certain people, hopefully this list will shed some light!


Canon Cameras from Best Buy never fail as great gifts. #HintingSeason #CanonatBestBuy

Thanks to Best Buy for sponsoring this discussion. Compensation is in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or the product/service is at a reduced price or for free. All opinions are always 100% my own.

If you haven't immersed yourself in the world of Canon, you are missing out on a beautiful thing. When I first bought a camera in college, it was a Canon powershot and I was happy with it for the basic things. Eventually, I wanted something more substantial, "grownup" and possibly something to pursue serious photography with one day. That is when I transitioned to the Canon EOS Rebel T1i and never looked back. I fell so in love with this DSLR. My first ever DSLR and I still discover many things to do with it even now, when so many new versions have come out. It captures movement wonderfully, in crisp clean shots, the lense choices are endless and the and macro quality is excellent. So excellent, you can see the nose hairs of a bee. 

I hope to upgrade one day soon and right now I can only wish for the newest Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy

They are having a special where you can save $150 when you buy it now! Don't hesitate. This is an excellent deal and is only available until 12/20!

Consider some of the amazing details of the Canon EOS Rebel T5i.

Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.

• Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
• Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
• Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
• The 3" vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

If you want outstanding quality and to capture equally outstanding imagery for your blog, website or business, consider the Canon EOS Rebel T5i as your new DSLR Camera. They are the best out there. I can confidently vouch for my 5 year old Canon that has stood the test of time!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It's flu season! Avoid germs with #GiantMicrobe reminders!

It's about that time again when everyone goes back to school or their jobs or they're around a ton of people during the holidays. The time when people get a little too close for comfort. The germs are a flying and it's a crap shoot where they'll land, but your chances of getting sick are much higher when you don't wash your hands, you can be sure.

Introducing Giant Microbes! The cute cuddly versions of gross bacteria and germs. These are hard to stay away from and can serve as daily reminders to keep clean and avoid the real things. Especially great for children. It's a fun way to teach them to stay clean and have fun doing it!  

The 3 Giant Microbes you see here are: The Common Cold, White Blood Cell and The Flu. 

The Common Cold and Flu is to remind you what you don't want and the white blood cell is to remind you that it's fighting for you in the unfortunate event you do get the sickies. Cuddle up with it and your chicken soup and sleep the sick away. 

My favorite product of theirs is the Giant Microbe Common cold hand wash pump. This is perfect for your home or stores. I wish they'd put them in store bathrooms. It might prevent a lot of sickness! It's easy to use like any other and easy to keep clean. Just fill it with your favorite germ fighting soap and pump away when needed. It's cute design is going to have a hard time not getting your attention or your kids! I know it helps me and it's just a fun little piece for your decor. 

Gentleman, Ladies, be considerate and cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough. Even around things, germs and bacteria can last for hours on surfaces. If you're contagious, stay home if you have a choice!

As a friendly and fundamental reminder of all the germs that linger in our world, Giant Microbes is here to help you keep your chances of getting sick lower! I'm such a huge fan of these little guys! 

Also, you MUST check out my review on their Giant Microbe Christmas ornaments. They have so many unique gift ideas! 

The lovely folks at Giant Microbes want to help you stay well this season with the same gift pack reviewed today. 3 Giant Microbe plushies and a hand wash pump! One lucky winner will receive the bunch. Good Luck and happy sick-free Holidays! 

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Last minute shopping? Me too! Shopular is the easiest way to find digital coupons on the go! #ad

Special thanks to Shopular for sponsoring this discussion. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Are you still last minute shopping for those hard to gift people in your life? Make sure you check out these coupons on Shopular, because they are spectacular. They are all pretty high  value at Stores like, Target, ULTA and Barnes and Nobles. I have raved about Shopular a lot lately. About how the notifications are really helpful and convenient. That everything you could ever want to know about your favorite stores and deals is all in one place. I showed you my shopping haul, price comparisons and how it was so useful when I was looking for deals.  What I haven't focused on yet is the coupons!   
Shopular supplies you coupons that not only show you how much money you can save, but they are scannable right from your phone. You don't have to print anything out. More and more stores are switching to digital coupons to save paper and time and appease the people who can't print their coupons. I think it's awesome, because I can definitely save some ink! 

For example, I was driving around and my little shopping BFF popped up with this 25% off anything in store Barnes and Noble Coupon. Um, yes pls! These notifications are perfect for the last minute hard to shop for giftees this Christmas. I am still working on my mom and she loves books, so I went to check out Barnes and saw a few things I could get her. I ended up with a quote book and a pretty bookmark as part of one of her gifts and this 25% coupon came in so handy! 

Then, This Target coupon for Christmas supplies popped up when I was going to pick up a tree. I had actually seen it before and forgot all about it! When I bought my lil tree, I saved $10 off $50. I bought lights and ornaments and the whole shabang! I have a small condo with just me and the bf, so this 3ft. size was perfect for us. I got the snowflake topper at Target as well. 

And THEN a high value ULTA coupon popped up with an awesome $5 off $10! Which I just couldn't justify spending that day, but I have until the 24th and I will most likely go back because this is a RARE one! 

What's more? 

All these coupons can be sent to your phone from your computer! Just click any link from your desktop and view the coupons. Then click "send to my phone" and a link will be sent to you. 

So many coupons, so little time! Happy shopping everyone! 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Get a #FREE box of Graze before this deal runs out! #ad

Hurry! This deal is so awesome! I already get this subscription and it's wonderful. I would not steer you wrong. In fact, I loved it so much , I added another box to my weekly deliveries. It's just $6 a box and that INCLUDES shipping! BUT right now it's completely #FREE to try! Get your #FREE Graze snack box here.

This is a pic from me raving about it on my instagram a few months back.
My absolute favorite is their apple and cinnamon flapjack. Get subscriptions as gifts for the people you love. They will not be disappointed !

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How to get straight hair fast and effortlessly.

Big thanks to Vocalpoint and Instyler for sponsoring this discussion. All opinions are 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links through which I will make a small percentage from your purchase. Thanks for your help! 

If you're like me, you have naturally curly hair that you love to straighten pretty often. You may also have two heads of hair that tend to frizz like me too. Well, I have just discovered up and coming revamped products by Instyler that make both of those nuisances a lot easier to control. 
Instyler has  3 different styling tools.

Each tool is a workhorse! They make waves, give you body, flips, get your hair dead straight or give you big or tight curls! They do it all in their own ways. 

The Instyler Max 2 way straightener and curler 

I chose to focus on the Max 2 way barrel straightener with a brush attached.  The special thing about this tool is that you can just close fast two times and the barrel changes the direction of it's rotation! I love the barrel technique and it is actually better than my flat iron. No joke! 

It does so much in so little time. Seriously, I thought I loved my flat iron, but I still get slight waves with it sometimes. With the 2 way, it just gets it dead straight, because of the soft brush and barrel motion pulling as it heats your hair. Yet it gives you the shape you want, depending on which way you turn. I like the classic inward flip for my layers. And it stays so shiny and bouncy. Sometimes, I like to follow it up with my own wave shape. It's just fun to play with!

 I always put a heat protectant in my hair when using tools and this gets pretty hot, so make you sure you put on protection ;) ! I started out low and realized I had to get up to the 3 out of 4 settings to get the results I wanted. 3 is my perfect heat setting. For those with very tight cork screw curls, you will want to use a 4, but a 3 may work too, depending on the thickness of your hair. 

Using this took me about 20 min. I found that I had to go over every spot twice, but it gets it pretty straight just going over it the first time. The second time is to make it lay with less poof. I am not kidding when I say I have thick unruly poofy hair! As you can tell. 

After I straightened I tried out a light curl. 

It is a little confusing at first to grasp exactly how to hold the iron, roll the hair over the barrel and twist your wrist a little. Not gonna lie, it took me a few tries, but I like to make everything complicated! You have to be sure the barrel is facing your scalp when wrapping the hair around it. When I got the hang of it I thought the curl was very nice. I was looking to do a bigger cork crew type of curl, but I think I need more practice to get it bigger.  You have an insane amount of variety with these tools!

Another amazing feature to this tool - the automatic cooler

There's an automatic cooling off switch after a certain amount of minutes. So if you happen to leave it on, which I don't recommend, it'll eventually turn itself off with the handy dandy attachment that comes with it. (See first closeup. It's the little ball at the top of the barrel)  so make sure to screw that into the top. The directions will tell you this.  I also find this much safer to use than my chunky flat iron that I have come close to burning myself with more than a few times.

There you have it. You can't see me using sections of my hair, but I did. The trick is to use small sections and work your way slowly down. Don't tug hard, let it do it's magic! 

 Here's a short video of  me proudly flipping my newly straightened mane with the Instyler Max 2 way. ( Note, there is a wave on one side from the curl I demonstrated,  to show the waves you can make.) Shampoo commercials, where are you? I'm here! ;) 


Stay tuned for a giveaway on one of these tools coming soon!! 

Dying for one of your own right now? Get 30% off and purchase an Instyler tool here today! 
Use Code SAVE30 for the 30% discount on the line of InStyler tools. The code is good through 1/31/15 !

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lovespoon Soy candles. Love at first sniff.

I love candles, but I'm pretty sure that's no mystery. What I don't love is candles that aren't the healthiest for the environment or you. This is why I usually use Wax Warmers or Soy wax candles. They emit little to no harmful chemicals into the air and this is very apparent when you use them.  Normal wax candles give off so much black soot and it is just not good to breathe that in. 

Today, i'm here to introduce a company called Lovespoon, which accurately named, I truly have fallen in love with.

Firstly, Lovespoon candles are native to FL and they ship all over. I'd never heard of them until I was contacted to do a review. Let me just say off the bat, these are some potent and very lovely smelling 100% soy candles!

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